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Machu Picchu, Inca's Lost City -The Ancient World

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Before you visit to Machu Picchu , get some idea from personal experience Read the story of Inca civilization and Story behind Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu is an amazing place - do some reading about this city!

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Quechua: The Inca Language

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Quechua: the Inca Language

Hiram Bingham, the American explorer who found the ruins of Machu Picchu in 1911, wrote:

Some American archaeologists are prone to shorten the length of time during which the civilization of the Incas was developing. Because the Mayas of Central America used hieroglyphics and invented a calendar it is easy to grant them a couple of thousand years, while the Incas are limited to a few hundred. Technically they are right, if one chooses to restrict the use of the word Inca to the few centuries when the rulers were actually called Incas. But if one uses the term Inca to characterize that remarkable civilization discovered by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century, with its advanced agriculture, its magnificent engineering works and its success over centuries in producing from an exceedingly wild ancestor two such distinct domestic and pure-bred animals as the llama and alpaca, it becomes evident that the period covered by the growth of this ancient Peruvian civilization certainly must have lasted for several thousand years.

This theory is also confirmed by the many varieties of both potatoes and corn found in Inca land, and also by the fact that the guinea pigs (cuyes) which they domesticated and bred are as widely different in color and in coat as are the cats of the Mediterranean region which are known to be of extremely ancient lineage.


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The Inca people were amazing and advanced for their time!

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The Inca City of Cusco: A Fascinating Look at the Most Important City in the Inca Empire

The Inca City of Cusco: A Fascinating Look at the Most Important City in the Inca Empire | The Incan Civilization | Scoop.it
Cusco or Q’osqo as it was known during Inca times was the most powerful and important city in the entire Inca Empire. It was the birth place of the Incas and over time grew to become the governing ...
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A look at the intriguing Inca city of Cusco.

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Jimmy Nguyen's curator insight, January 18, 2014 12:04 AM

this article really explains the history of the incan empire. even goes into legendary tales of how the civilization started.

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Discover Peru – Andean Music, the Music of the Incas

Andean communities have a powerful musical tradition inherited from the Inca Empire. The Inca society was based on collective effort and their success
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The Inca people had a rich culture that included music.  What are some of the instruments they used?

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Peru Facts and Pictures -- National Geographic Kids

Peru Facts and Pictures -- National Geographic Kids | The Incan Civilization | Scoop.it
Read about Peru and get information, facts, photos, videos, and more from National Geographic Kids.
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Please watch the video on this page, and read about the history of Peru.

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